MPH Practicum Opportunity Submission Form

To satisfy degree requirements, a Gillings MPH practicum must:

  • Be an applied public health practice experience that addresses a health issue from a community or population (not individual) perspective.
  • Take place in a professional public health setting such as a health department, nonprofit organization, hospital or for-profit firm. To be appropriate for a practicum, university-affiliated settings must be primarily focused on community engagement, typically with external partners. University health promotion or wellness centers may also be appropriate. Faculty-supervised lab settings are not appropriate for the practicum.
  • Allow for the application of graduate-level public health skills.
  • Yield at least two student-generated, practical, non-academic work products (e.g., project plans, grant proposals, training manuals or lesson plans, surveys, memos, videos, podcasts, presentations, spreadsheets, websites, photos with accompanying explanatory text, or other digital artifacts of learning), produced for the practicum site’s use and benefit, that demonstrate attainment of five CEPH MPH Foundational Competencies.
  • Be mentored by a supervisor (preceptor) with public health expertise and experience to guide the practicum work. (See “Preceptor Requirements” below.)
  • Take place in a location approved for student travel (UNC Travel Policy), and the student must complete UNC Gillings International Pre-Departure Travel Requirements prior to travel if applicable.
  • Comprise a minimum of 200 hours (equivalent to five weeks of full-time work).

Please fill out the form below to have your practicum opportunity considered to be added to our practicum opportunities database.

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Please include the name of your agency or organization.

Please include your first name.
Please include your last name.

Practicum preceptors should have sufficient, relevant experience to mentor the student in the practicum’s project area and provide a meaningful learning experience that supports the student’s learning objectives. We understand that people come to public health from a range of backgrounds.

Please select the category that best reflects the qualifications of the person who will mentor the student:

Please indicate the option that best reflects the preceptor's qualifications.

Please provide a one-sentence position summary:

Please include a descriptive summary for the practicum.

Please select up to 3 areas that best describe the project:

Students must produce a minimum of two products in the practicum setting, for the practicum setting that demonstrate attainment of five CEPH MPH Foundational Competencies. The preceptor and student determine the number and types of products a student completes based on the agency’s needs, time constraints, and student interests and capabilities. Multiple students can work on the same practicum product; however, each student must present documentation demonstrating individual competency attainment.

Please select at least two, and up to five, work products the student could potentially work on:

A key part of our mission at the Gillings School is to eliminate health inequities in North Carolina and globally. Using Dr. Camara Jones’ definition of health equity, please indicate whether this practicum opportunity will:

Please indicate the option that best reflects the opportunity.
Please indicate the option that best reflects the opportunity.
Please indicate the option that best reflects the opportunity.

Please indicate the option that best reflects the practicum's geographic focus.
Please enter a city.
Please enter a state, province, or region.
Please select a country.

Please select a remote work option.

The practicum must be at least 200 hours.

Please include a descriptive title for the practicum.
Please indicate the student compensation.

Please enter the application deadline as a date in the format mm/dd/yyyy.

For example, “email resume and cover letter to student contact listed above”, or “apply at this website:”

Please provide a link to the posting, or, if the practicum opportunity is not available via a website, please upload a PDF document that includes the position description, major activities that the student will complete, application instructions, and any other relevant information not captured in this form.

Please either include a posting link, or upload a descriptive PDF.